We are an interdisciplinary student organization associated with the University of Washington School of Medicine’s SHIFA chapter that offers weekly health education sessions to homeless adults in downtown Seattle. Through our community partnerships we strive to create health education curriculum that bridges evidence-based practice and the voices of the many homeless communities in Seattle with the goal of providing knowledge, skills, and tools to improve the quality of life of our participants.
Weekly sessions are created around participant chosen topics, and offer volunteers a great opportunity to connect with members of homeless communities while expanding your knowledge of preventative care, health systems, and social justice. Commitment is flexible and can be minimal – we ask that volunteers participate in at least one session per month for at least 6 months – though if you’re interested in being more involved we also have many more opportunities for volunteering, advocacy, and leadership.
Through community partnerships, we will create health education curriculum that bridges evidence-based practice and the voices of the many homeless communities in Seattle.
These partnerships aim to be a resource that provides knowledge,skills, and tools to improve the quality of each participant’s life and community. We commit to practice and promote mutual respect that actively challenges racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism.
We will educate our student volunteers on issues facing the urban underserved and inspire a lifelong commitment to social change.